A spokesman for Al Gore has issued a questionable response to the news that in October 2007 the High Court in London had identified nine â€œerrorsâ€ in his movie An Inconvenient Truth. The judge had stated that, if the UK Government had not agreed to send to every secondary school in England a corrected guidance note making clear the mainstream scientific position on these nine â€œerrorsâ€, he would have made a finding that the Governmentâ€™s distribution of the film and the first draft of the guidance note earlier in 2007 to all English secondary schools had been an unlawful contravention of an Act of Parliament prohibiting the political indoctrination of children.
Al Goreâ€™s spokesman and â€œenvironment advisor,â€ Ms. Kalee Kreider, begins by saying that the film presented â€œthousands and thousands of facts.â€ It did not: just 2,000 â€œfactsâ€ in 93 minutes would have been one fact every three seconds. The film contained only a few dozen points, most of which will be seen to have been substantially inaccurate. The judge concentrated only on nine points which even the UK Government, to which Gore is a climate-change advisor, had to admit did not represent mainstream scientific opinion.
ERROR 1 – Sea level “rising 6 m” ERROR 2 – Pacific islands “drowning”
ERROR 3 – Thermohaline circulation “stopping” ERROR 4 – CO2 “driving temperature”
As many as 35 serious scientific errors or exaggerations, all pointing towards invention of a threat that does not exist at all, or exaggerations of phenomena that do exist, do not reflect credit on the presenter of the movie or on those who advised him. The movie is unsuitable for showing to children, and provides no basis for taking policy decisions. Schools that have shown the movie to children are urged to ensure that the errors listed in this memorandum are drawn to the childrenâ€™s attention.
There are 35 errors listed in this article. I don’t know which side represents the reality and truth on this matter, or even if either are correct. Does anyone familiar with the science being used have an opinion on this?
Thanks to thelotuseater725 for steering this article my way.